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Woman arrested in immigration raid, makes bond, less than 24 hours later ICE arrests her again

Posted at 8:02 AM, Jul 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-12 08:44:00-04

When Anita Marin was one of over 100 people arrested by ICE during an immigration raid at Corso’s in Sandusky in June, her family was stunned. 

"How they going to take her if she already has like a process for immigration?" asked Marin's daughter Ana Cortez. 

And after a month of saving money for her release from the Geauga County Jail,  on Tuesday at 6 p.m. she was finally free and all smiles. She went back to her Lorain County home and cooked dinner for her family, but her freedom was short lived. 

"I told my mom, I don’t feel good today and she said, she said everything is going to be ok," said Cortez while holding back tears. 

But that was far from the truth, by 9 a.m. Wednesday ICE was back at her door. 

"They start saying where is Anita? Anita, where is Anita? Screaming and we told him she’s in her room and they told me, we want her and I came and I said why you want her? And they gave me that paper," she recalled. 

The paper Marin's daughter is referencing is her arrest warrant, this time for federal charges. News 5 couldn’t verify what’s she’s being held for because her case is sealed online. 

Cortez is furious because the warrant was issued on July 9, a day before she was released from jail. 

"That warrant was on July 9—today is July 11 why did they make us pay that money if they are going to take her again?" asked Cortez. 

That’s $3,500 bucks down the drain, and her mom is still behind bars. 

"I just want this to end, I just want my mom back," she said. 

According to Cortez, Marin came to this country in 2001, she applied for permanent residency through her sister who is a U.S. citizen. They gave her a 10 to 20-year window for her paperwork to go through, this is year 19 of Marin's wait. 

ICE did not return our calls for comment.